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Amberol factory re-opens for production and new orders

Amberol factory re-opens for production and new orders

Further to the announcement made on 23rd March around the temporary pausing of production at the Amberol factory, the company’s management team has spent the last two weeks evaluating documentation and the situation around Covid-19. Having carefully reviewed new government guidelines and guidance from the Health & Safety Executive, Amberol has announced that the factory is now able to re-open for production.

Time to review to ensure compliance

Amberol’s MD Patience Atkinson-Gregory explains. “We have always put the safety of our staff and customers first so, when the lockdown was first announced on 23rd March, we followed advice issued by the government at that time. This has since been revised to enable the opening of businesses such as ours that are able to meet specific health and safety criteria.

“As a result, we are able to re-start production during the week following the Easter break. We will be trialling the manufacturing process by initially bringing in a third of the workforce to ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing and adhere strictly to regulations.”

Production restarts

Production at the factory will focus on fulfilling any outstanding orders first and foremost, then moving on to fulfil new orders. Patience and the management team will constantly monitor and review the situation to ensure that all staff are operating in a safe and responsible manner.

However, reps are still unable to offer face-to-face demonstrations or make sales visits for the time being. “Although we are now ready and able to take new orders, it would contravene guidance around non-essential travel and social gatherings for our reps to go back out on the road. Again, we will review the situation and keep customers appraised when this changes,” Patience explains.

“We are acutely aware of our duty of care to customers and staff as well as our role in supporting our local economy and the livelihoods of our employees. We would like to thank staff and customers for their support and understanding. This is a difficult time for all of us, but we will continue to work together and keep you appraised of events.”

If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Amberol team by emailing sales@amberol.co.uk or by calling 01773 830 930.